openSUSE Security Update : fetchmail (fetchmail-1179)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40574


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of fetchmail improves SSL certificate validation to stop possible man-in-the-middle attacks by inserting \0-character in the certificate's subject name. (CVE-2009-2666)


Update the affected fetchmail packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40574

File Name: suse_11_1_fetchmail-090807.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/12

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:fetchmail, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:fetchmailconf, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2666

CWE: 310